He is one of the most recognisable and notorious frontmen of all time and DEE SNIDER ascended to hard rock royalty in the early 1980s as the lead singer for New York-based heavy rockers, the multi-platinum sellers TWISTED SISTER. The charismatic and outspoken SNIDER in 1985, alongside John Denver and Frank Zappa, testified against censorship … Continue reading DEE SNIDER Announces SPOKEN and SHOUTED! Australian Shows
Keep your rock n roll diary free for the 11th August, when one of Australia’s premier hard rock outfits – BB Steal return to Sydney. If their memorable Christmas gig last December, and the recent sweaty show at Frankie’s are an indication, this upcoming date at Rozelle’s Bridge Hotel is one you won’t wanna miss. … Continue reading BB Steal set to rock Sydney in August !
As fans of Australian hard rock in the 1980s, Scott Ginn was a guy who was always on our rock n roll radar. From his time fronting The Breakers, to Boss, and onto Rags ‘n’ Riches – Scott was a multi-talented musician who wore many hats –including songwriter, guitar player, vocalist, producer and engineer. He … Continue reading Rockbrat Chat: The Scott Ginn Interview
On behalf of Mr. Rockbrat, I would like to wish all our loyal Rockbrat Readers a very happy Merry Christmas and a prosperous 2014. Its been another busy year and I have not had as much time to blog as I would have liked, and in particular Rockbrat Radio has been somewhat neglected. We do … Continue reading Rockbrat News Flash: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all Rockbrat Readers
Yes I know this book has been out for about 18 months or so – but I only recently had the chance to read it. I’ve read many rock bios over the years – but none better than this. In fact, it’s much more than a rock bio. It’s a story of one man’s lifelong … Continue reading What’s The Rockbrat Reading Today ? DEE SNIDER – SHUT UP AND GIVE ME THE MIC
From memory, I purchased this around 85 and it rules. Double LP, gate-fold sleeve, pressed locally via Concept Records. Around this time period, heavy metal was all I knew. Money earnt from my menial factory job was spent on metal records....and I've never regretted it. Actually this compilation really is a sneak peek at the … Continue reading What’s The Rockbrat Listening To Today ? Metal Madness – Various Artists (1985)
Were you a SMF ? Did you PLAY IT LOUD MUTHA !? Mr Rockbrat sure as hell was. Still am actually. Twisted Sister were the real deal. Loud and proud, pure and tough - street level heavy metal at its very best. Their origins date back to the grimy Big Apple in the early-mid-70's. We … Continue reading Rockbrat Remembers: Twisted Sister
What: Sew-On Cloth Patches As mentioned in the 'Who Is The Rockbrat' page, I was a metal-head, headbanger, rivet-head...whatever you want to label it - basically a fan of loud heavy rock ! Do kids still wear patches anymore ? Having patches sewed on your denim jacket spoke volumes about who you were. It screamed … Continue reading Lifting The Lid On The Rockbrat Treasure Chest: Sew-On Cloth Patches
TWISTED SISTER UNDER THE BLADE (Secret) This loud bunch of dirt bags achieved major chart success in the mid-eighties and are best remembered for the hits from that period - ‘We’re not Gonna Take It’ and ‘I Wanna Rock’. But it’s a long way from the gutters of New York to arena’s around the world … Continue reading Classic Album From The Rockbrat Collection: Twisted Sister – Under The Blade
Back in 1984/85, Blackie Lawless and his band of shock rockers ruled each day of my life ! Along with the likes of Kiss, Twisted Sister and Dio, that debut W.A.S.P album got heavy rotation on the Rockbrat stereo. I devoured everything I could on the band - courtesy of over-prices U.S Rock Magazines like … Continue reading Rockbrat Remembers: When W.A.S.P Ruled The World !